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19th July 2021

Wastewater fee frustrates locals

Forking out hundreds of dollars for a sewage service not needed or wanted, and which may or may not be used by them in the future, smells a bit off for many locals, who just happen to live a bit too close to Mangawhai’s wastewater line.
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Ed Said: Muddy waters have us singing the blues

Like any pimply, hormone rid-dled teenager, Mangawhai is now having its fair share of growing pains. 

Dream weaver links world for travellers

Any locals who still fantasise about jumping on a plane and explor-ing the world during the current pandemic but are put off by Covid complications like managed isolation (MIQ).

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Honouring Gould and his heart of gold

For over two decades Rodney and Kaipara’s younger residents, many experiencing difficulties in their lives, have benefited from a youth-focused organisation led by a dedicated local man.

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Mayors Memo

Kia ora,Fast-paced times for Kaipara District Council will be the flavour of the period ahead. Changes being put on us by Government are rolling and clear to see: the Three Waters Reforms are now a subject of open discussion.


Northland Business Excellence Awards part of rescue helicopter Trust success

A former winner of the NorthChamber Northland Business Excellence awards is encouraging local businesses to test themselves by entering the awards.
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Kaiwaka ‘kidz’ bop it out 

Dancing Queens and bopping Kings entertained and delighted at a recent local school dance showdown, which even featured a ‘Rainbow Unicorn Fairy’ armed with a magical bubble wand.

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Worzel's World: Asking the question

I resolved that this year instead of appearing as an arrogant know-it-all pointing out the obvious, I would instead assume a mask of humble naivety and ask questions instead. 


Council to take a share of Northland Inc.

Kaipara District Council vot-ed to become a shareholder of Northland Inc. at their meeting in late May.Northland Inc is North-land’s regional economic de-velopment agency, working to develop and promote regional tourism and business.

Wastewater connection fee the price of progress says mayor

Is the wastewater Capable of Connection Fee (CCF) fair, and if councils can set the rate will they be willing to consider changing it? 


Daring project coming to life

Mangawhai Daring Trust secretary/treasurer Sandra Hollis and trustee John Street inspect a Freemasons silk neckerchief at their latest meeting.


More storage means op shop taking bigger items

Due to a spike in gifted items, one of Man-gawhai’s second-hand stores has expanded, al-lowing the community to donate, and purchase, bulkier household items. Mangawhai Community.

Company wants to pipe Whangarei water to Mangawhai for massive development

An Auckland com-pany wants to build a pipeline to take water from Whangarei’s Wil-sons Dam for a three-quarters of a billion dollar development at Mangawhai.
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Sustainable Kaipara to continue creating compost from Mangawhai food scraps 

Sustainable Kaipara has confirmed that they will continue to run their community compost with their weekly pick-up service for food scraps.
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Blue Cradle and NRC hold workshops on the fight against microplastics and marine pests

In June, a team of scientists on board the SV Manawanui stopped off in Marsden Cove, participating in two workshops organised in collaboration with North-land Regional Council.
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Steve Green The Climate Chap: Greetings from Lytton…

Hi. Let me tell you about my incredible village and home –Lytton – the river rafting capital of Canada. The legendary Canadian railroads still stop here, and it’s a beautiful drive along BS99 initially north and soon southwest all the way to Vancouver. 
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Three years of the silver screen for historic movie theatre

Taking in the flicks is still a favourite pastime for many, especially with a local boutique theatre just an easy drive away where a ticket also helps to support a slice of Mangawhai history.
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DMK skin enzyme treatments not your typical facial

DMK is  not  your typical facial. It also does not yield your typical facial results. If you are wanting to bring balance to your skin then you should have a DMK Enzyme treatment.
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Letters to the Editor

Kia ora. If you’ve called Kaipara District Council or received one of our letters, it’s likely you will have been greeted with a friendly ‘Kia ora’, or ‘Tēnā koe’.
Show us the science I don’t have a computer, but I read to increase one’s knowledge. The climate science is definitely not settled. Much of climate ‘science’ is politically and ideologically dressed up.

Working bee transforms public space

During the month of June Kaiwaka Can’s team of dedicated vol-unteers ripped through stage one of McClean Park’s transformation, ridding the riverbank of kikuyu grass.
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Strong support for appeal to Environment Court

Mangawhai Matters has received strong support for its Environment Court appeal against aspects of the proposed Mangawhai Central development that was approved by Kaipara District Council (KDC) in May.
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Adventures on the Te Araroa Trail

At the mid-June Rebus Club meeting, Kerry and Mark Williams (pictured above, right) spoke about their adventures on the Te Araroa Trail, which spans the entire length of New Zealand. 

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Mangawhai part of Kaipara arts strategy

Kaipara District Council has been award-ed a grant from the Creative New Zealand Local Government Arts Fund to develop an Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy.
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Weed Action team gets to work at Kainui St Reserve

Kainui St reserve is a delightful estuary reserve running from the end of Kainui St through the Mike Keating memorial reserve and on to Molesworth Drive.
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Band hits right note for fundraiser

Local parents, teachers and guests had a rocking good time recently, wining, dining and dancing away to one of New Zealand’s hottest covers bands, White Chapel Jak.

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